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  1. Relative Chronology in Early Greek Epic Poetry

    Relative Chronology in Early Greek Epic Poetry [Paperback]

    Oivind Andersen (Author)

    £22.99

    ISBN: 9781107525917
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This book sets out to disentangle the complex chronology of early Greek epic poetry, which includes Homer, Hesiod, hymns and catalogues. The preserved corpus of these texts is characterized by a rather uniform language and many recurring themes... .... Learn More
  2. Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition

    Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition [Paperback]

    Zachary P. Biles (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781107525948
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Athenian comic drama was written for performance at festivals honouring the god Dionysos. Through dramatic action and open discourse, poets sought to engage their rivals and impress the audience, all in an effort to obtain victory... .... Learn More
  3. Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama

    Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama [Paperback]

    Judith Fletcher (Author)

    £22.99

    ISBN: 9781107525832
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Oaths were ubiquitous rituals in ancient Athenian legal, commercial, civic and international spheres. Their importance is reflected by the fact that much of surviving Greek drama features a formal oath sworn before the audience. T... .... Learn More
  4. Callimachus: The Hymns

    Callimachus: The Hymns [Paperback]

    Susan A. Stephens (Editor)

    £19.49

    ISBN: 9780199783045
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Callimachus was arguably the most important poet of the Hellenistic age, for two reasons: his engagement with previous theorists of poetry and his wide-ranging poetic experimentation. Of his poetic oeuvre, which exceeded what we n... .... Learn More
  5. Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

    Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds [Paperback]

    James Clackson (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9780521140669
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Texts written in Latin, Greek and other languages provide ancient historians with their primary evidence, but the role of language as a source for understanding the ancient world is often overlooked. Language played a key role in ... .... Learn More
  6. Plutarch and His Roman Readers

    Plutarch and His Roman Readers [Hardback]

    Philip A. Stadter (Author)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9780198718338
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Plutarch's focus on the great leaders of the classical world, his anecdotal style, and his self-presentation as a good-natured friend and wise counsellor have appealed over the centuries to a wide audience, persons as diverse as B... .... Learn More
  7. Hesiod's Works and Days

    Hesiod's Works and Days: How to Teach Self-Sufficiency [Hardback]

    Lilah Grace Canevaro (Author)

    £55.00

    ISBN: 9780198729549
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Greek poet Hesiod's canonical archaic text, the Works and Days, was performed in its entirety, but was also relentlessly excerpted, quoted, and reapplied. In this volume, Lilah Grace Canevaro situates the poem within these two mod... .... Learn More
  8. Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy

    Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy [Hardback]

    Fabian Meinel (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781107044463
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Pollution is ubiquitous in Greek tragedy: matricidal Orestes seeks purification at Apollo's shrine in Delphi; carrion from Polyneices' unburied corpse fills the altars of Thebes; delirious Phaedra suffers from a 'pollution of the ... .... Learn More
  9. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus [Hardback]

    Richard Rader (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781138796737
    Published by : Routledge
    Philosophy and Religion in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre's insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aesc... .... Learn More
  10. Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century BC

    Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century BC [Hardback]

    Kathryn Morgan (Author)

    £55.00

    ISBN: 9780199366859
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    This groundbreaking book attempts a fully contextualized reading of the poetry written by Pindar for Hieron of Syracuse in the 470s BC. It argues that the victory odes and other occasional songs composed by Pindar for the Sicilian... .... Learn More

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